As the Church celebrates the “Year of Priests” from June 19, 2009 through June 19, 2010 we pray:
Almighty God, in your love you bless your Church with priests, a sign of your faithfulness to your people.
May our prayerful encouragement, during this year and years to come, help them remain faithful to the calling they have received from you.
As they tend your flock, grant them a caring heart. In them may we know the voice of Christ, our Good Shepherd, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.